M&S launches vegan panda bao buns that are almost too cute to eat

Author: Rachel Smith

Read Time:   |  22nd September 2021

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Shoppers are calling M&S' latest vegan product 'too cute to eat' as the retailer launches adorable new vegan panda bao buns.


Vegans don’t eat anything with a face, but we will definitely be making an exception for the brand-new panda bao buns from M&S!

The soft and fluffy steamed buns are filled with umami-rich sticky hoisin mushrooms are perfect for dipping in M&S’ soy and sesame dipping sauce.

Ideal for a quick and flavoursome lunch or snack, simply heat the super-cute buns in the microwave for just over a minute and enjoy.

Shoppers will find the new vegan panda bao buns in M&S stores from 22 September.

Taking to Instagram to share the news, the company write: “M&S Food is BUNSTOPPABLE this week as we launch yet another MUST-HAVE for mealtimes!

“Our brand-new VEGAN steamed Panda Buns are fluffy and light, stuffed with sweet and sticky hoisin mushrooms. The ultimate work lunch or speedy dinner, simply pop in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Perfect pairing: your fave panda YouTube videos.”

News of M&S’s latest vegan product launch was met with joy when shared by the Snack News & Reviews page on Facebook.

Delighted commenters shared their delight at the news, with one happy customer saying: “They sound delicious. With food choices like that, I could easily go vegan.”

Amongst the myriad of comments, several questioned why vegans would want to eat food shaped like an animal.

One commenter playfully said: “Nothing says vegan like eating a panda’s head.”

However, another added: “The fun is you can eat it without actually harming a real animal. They look super cute!!”

Plant Kitchen

Since the launch of its vegan Plant Kitchen range in 2019, M&S has released a steady stream of innovative vegan products.

The retailer was the first supermarket to release its own classic pink and white vegan marshmallows and recently launched its first vegan dine-in meal deal.

Moreover, M&S has also pledged to ensure that all its wines are 100% vegan by 2022.

Want to try making your own vegan bao buns at home?

Try this recipe for Teriyaki Tofu Bao Buns

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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